By Kendra Clarke
“And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days” (Joel 2:28-29).
Many people question whether God still speaks to us today as He did yesterday. This post was written not only to provide the dream interpretation of an earlier post entitled “Did I Really Win” which was published on April 16, 2016, but to inform others that God does speak to all of us regularly whether it be in our dreams, through His Word, through others, in our circumstances, etc.. God speaks to us in any manner that He chooses and to restrict Him or place Him in a box, will do us a great disservice. “For God speaks again and again, though people do not recognize it. He speaks in a dream or dreams, in visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they lie in their beds. Then He opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction, to turn them from wrongdoing and keep them from pride, to preserve them from the pit, their lives from perishing by the sword” (Job 33:14-18). The supernatural dream that occurred on Thursday, January 28, 2016, began with me waking up oddly in a hotel room. The hotel room, which is a transient place where we temporarily lodge or dwell, was the first part of my dream sequence. As we know, staying in a hotel room is not meant to be a permanent situation, and in my dream the hotel room represented a transition or a shift from one set of circumstances or conditions to another which, I would very soon experience.
“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever– the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you” (John 14:16-17).
“But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come” (John 16:13).
The Invisible Spirit
The next scene in the hotel room involved me being in the bathroom. I wasn’t in the bathroom long and soon found myself in the doorway looking towards the bed. The bathroom symbolized a washing of sorts or a cleansing period. The invisible Spirit that I saw as I looked toward the bed, never attacked me. It looked in my direction and proceeded to walk towards me and that, in and of itself was enough to frighten me. My 21 years of being spiritually under attack caused fear to permeate within me not only in my flesh, but my spirit.
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline” (2 Timothy 1:7).
As the Spirit began to come closer, that only caused me to scream louder and more frantically. Then the Spirit did something that I did not expect as it proceeded to walk right on out the door. I later learned that I was not ready at that time and that the invisible Spirit was in fact the Holy Spirit. I felt bad about how I reacted, but I was encouraged not to. What I was told to do next time, was to shut-up and to be still! I thought to myself, “Next time?”, but who knew that the very next night Friday, January 29th, I would have another opportunity to redeem myself.
“Now then, stand still and see this great thing the Lord is about to do before your eyes!” (1 Samuel 12:16).
“Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in Him” (Psalm 62:5-6).
As I described in my earlier post, later in my dream, I found myself surrounded by a crowd of men. Suddenly, a man challenged me to a fight. I couldn’t tell you who the man was or where he came from. I can’t even describe what he looked like, but I accepted the challenge nonetheless and proceeded to take him down by wrestling him to the ground. I had him pinned but I really don’t believe that he put up much of a fight. Nevertheless, there was no doubt in my mind, in his mind or the mind of the men gathered around us, that I won and had been the victor. Of course the interpretation had me feeling terrible once again. I was informed that because there were no distinguishable features such as what He looked like, whether he was tall or short, thin or fat, young or old, Black or White, etc. that the man I fought was most likely an Angel or a messenger of God. I felt like I was messing up all around.
“The LORD arises to contend, And stands to judge the people” (Isaiah 3:13).
“But God is the Judge; He puts down one and exalts another” (Psalms 75:7).
“And the heavens declare His righteousness, For God Himself is judge” (Psalm 50:6).
In My Dream, Did I really Win?
In the last part of my dream, I somehow found myself conversing with an older gentleman, an elder. I have no clue how the topic of the fight from the previous scene even came up, but He and He alone raised doubt about my apparent victory. He did this by asking one simple question… “Did you really win?” I learned that the older gentleman or elder symbolized God the One true judge and that essentially the dream was telling me that I would be entering a period of transition, then a period of cleansing which would be followed by a test. As I have stated before, I was and am still in awe of how God operates. I have been dreaming since I was a little girl but did not know that there was a meaning behind them. There have been times as an adult that my dreams have been pretty straightforward and came to pass, but God used this time and method to not only speak to me, but to place my friend and former co-worker, now business partner in a position to deliver the message, as He also perfects her spiritual gift of interpretation.
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